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Author Boisse, P

Title Composite Reinforcements for Optimum Performance
Published Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (705 pages)
Series Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering
Woodhead Publishing series in composites science and engineering.
Contents Cover; Compositereinforcementsfor optimumperformance; Copyright; Contents; Contributor contact details; Part IMaterials for reinforcements in composites; 1 Fibres for composite reinforcement: properties and microstructures; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Fineness, units, flexibility and strength; 1.3 Comparison of materials; 1.4 Organic fibres; 1.5 Glass fibres; 1.6 Chemical vapour deposition (CVD) monofilaments; 1.7 Carbon fibres; 1.8 Small-diameter ceramic fibres; 1.9 Conclusions; 1.10 References; 2 Carbon nanotube reinforcements for composites; 2.1 Carbon nanotubes (CNTs)
2.2 Carbon nanotube (CNT) polymer composites2.3 Performance and applications; 2.4 References; 3 Ceramic reinforcements for composites; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Ceramic fibers: general features; 3.3 Fracture strength: statistical features; 3.4 Mechanical behavior at high temperatures; 3.5 Fiber-matrix interfaces: influence on mechanical behavior; 3.6 Mechanical behavior of composites: influence of fibers and interfaces; 3.7 Conclusion; 3.8 References; Part II Structures for reinforcements in composites; 4 Woven reinforcements for composites
4.1 Introduction: from the beginning of weaving to technical applications4.2 Technology description; 4.3 Woven fabric definitions; 4.4 Applications for composite reinforcements; 4.5 Conclusion and future trends; 4.6 Acknowledgement; 4.7 Sources of further information and advice; 5 Braided reinforcements for composites; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Fundamentals of braiding; 5.3 Braiding technologies for preforming; 5.4 Key parameters for using braiding machines; 5.5 Characteristics and properties of braided textiles; 5.6 Mandrel technologies; 5.7 Further processing; 5.8 Typical applications
5.9 Limitations and drawbacks5.10 Future trends; 5.11 Sources of further information and advice; 5.12 Reference; 6 Three-dimensional (3D) fibre reinforcements for composites; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Manufacture of three-dimensional (3D) fibre composites; 6.3 Microstructure of three-dimensional (3D) fibre composites; 6.4 Delamination fracture of three-dimensional (3D) fibre composites; 6.5 Impact damage resistance and tolerance of three-dimensional (3D) fibre composites; 6.6 Through-thickness stiffness and strength of three dimensional (3D) fibre composites
6.7 Through-thickness thermal properties of three-dimensional (3D) fibre composites6.8 In-plane mechanical properties of threedimensional (3D) fibre composites; 6.9 Joint properties of three-dimensional (3D) fibre composites; 6.10 Conclusions; 6.11 References; 7 Modelling the geometry of textile reinforcements for composites: WiseTex; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Generic data structure for description of internal geometry of textile reinforcement; 7.3 Geometrical description of specific types of reinforcements
Summary Reinforcements are an integral part of all composites and the quality and performance of the composite can be optimised by modelling the type and structure of the reinforcement before moulding. Composite reinforcements for optimum performance reviews the materials, properties and modelling techniques used in composite production and highlights their uses in optimising performance. Part one covers materials for reinforcements in composites, including chapters on fibres, carbon nanotubes and ceramics as reinforcement materials. In part two, different types of structures for reinforcements
Notes 7.4 Geometrical model as a pre-processor for prediction of mechanical properties of the reinforcement
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Genre/Form Materials Science
Form Electronic book
Author Boisse, P, Contributor
ISBN 0857093711
Other Titles Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering